Timothy F. Lilley Sr., 82, of Hudson, former longtime resident of Natick, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at UMASS Memorial Healthcare, University Campus in Worcester.
He was husband of 60 years to the late Virginia J. (Halloran) Lilley who died in 2011.
Timothy was born and raised in Westboro, son of the late James and Madeline (DesPres) Lilley. He attended local schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1948 at age 17. He honorably served in the Army for eight years as a Korean War veteran and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving 13 years as a Tech Sgt. and veteran of the Vietnam War until his retirement from the armed forces in 1969. He resided in Natick from 1969 to 2004. He worked as a self-employed handy man for many years and eventually took a position with the Needham Public Library until retiring in 2002. He has resided in Hudson since 2004.
Timothy enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader in his spare time. Most of all he cherished the times he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and father, loving grandfather and they will surely miss his helpful nature and talents as a handyman.
He is survived by his children, Shelia M. Trentini and her husband Gunther of Norcross, GA, Timothy F. Lilley Jr. and his wife Paula of Bellingham, MA and Corrine H. Connors and her husband Kerry of Haverhill, MA. He is also survived by his siblings, Bernadette Lawrence, Thomas Lilley, Madeline Stoskus and Gloria Loader, all of Massachusetts; Louis Lilley, Kathleen Connor, Patricia Lilley, Joseph Lilley, all of California; David Lilley of Idaho; his seven loving grandchildren, Alex Trentini and his wife Trisha, Amanda (Trentini) Haecker and her husband Matthew, Will Tovern, Kyle, Kevin, Evan and Casey Connors; his great grandson Bryan Haecker and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late James, John, Rose and Sarah Lilley.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct 16th at 9:00 a.m. in Saint Michael’s Church, 21 Manning Street, Hudson. Burial services will be held privately at a later date in Saint Brigid’s Cemetery, Millbury. Family and friends may attend calling hours on Tuesday, Oct. 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc. 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Timothy may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (www.woundedwarriorproject.com) or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Drive, Suite 101, Natick, MA 01760 (www.lls.org).